If I could choose one word which sums up the success of this trip from July 2020, it is pace. It’s an important factor to consider for any adventure. How fast do you want (or need) to move through each activity? How far do you want (or need) to go? Travelling at the proper pace … Read more
There’s something distinctly satisfying about peeling bark from a branch. I become mesmerized watching thin ribbons of wood spool away from the edge of my knife to drift and settle in a pile at my feet. Carving wood is my favourite form of active meditation. Especially when I’m doing it in nature. It just feels … Read more
Do you find yourself making relaxation a task? Can you recognize areas of your life and in your self-care routine that you place economic value to justify intrinsically valuable tasks? This article looks at these concepts to help evaluate our real needs when we set goals and to help us be aware of how our money mindsets may push them off the tracks without us noticing.
Photo taking is a great excuse to get outside and enjoy nature, in all four seasons! Doing it in the winter months just requires a bit of strategy to stay comfortable! Here are some tricks to help keep your hands warm so you can have camera fun year-round. 1) Launching your camera with gloves on … Read more
I let the thrum of lawnmowers occupy the spaces left behind me. It’s replaced by the whir of American toads and moving water. A dozen voices chatter happy tunes from the canopy above: warblers, cardinals, robins; and where the creek meets river, orioles. Their blaze orange bodies flitting through spring leaves and sunshine. There are … Read more
Creation is a fundamentally human activity. From functional pieces to beautiful ones, those which tell a story to those which help us work, we are a species unlike any other because we have found ways to combine parts to make products. But there is little magic in the “things” we make, magic exists in the … Read more
July 30th, 2017 – Little Deer Lake, Sk Rocking gently, I look passed my hammock suspension at lightning in the sky, thunder surrounding the cook shelter. James and I have spanned our hammocks from the rafters. The breeze has broken the still evening now that the storm looms so near. We are expecting an … Read more
“Do you want to farm or do you want to paddle?” It was the early ‘70s when Ric Driediger faced this question. Would he stay home and succeed the family farm or would he step into the unknown to pursue his love for discovery and the song of his paddle. It was a pivotal decision … Read more